Dermatologists are specialists in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of skin disease and skin cancers. They treat patients of all ages and a wide range of skin problems including; skin cancers, acne, eczema, infections, and psoriasis.  Dermatologists employ an array of treatments, from topical and oral medications to intricate surgical procedures, lasers, light and ionising radiation. Dermatologists work in private practice, hospitals, clinics, as well as provide services to rural areas.

Dermatology teaches into a range of programs within the School of Medicine and Public Health and other schools across the university as well as providing on-going research in their field at state, federal and international levels.

The Discipline of Dermatology teaches into the Joint Medical Program (JMP) which is a jointly run medical degree offered at the University of Newcastle and University of New England.

A number of JMP graduates will go on to become Dermatologists.